Restwood Funeral Home & Memorial Park

1038 West Plantation DR, Clute, TX


Leota Cecile Malone

December 12, 1936July 24, 2020
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Leota Cecile Malone (December 12, 1936 – July 24, 2020)

Leota “Lee” Cecile Malone, 83, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Montgomery, TX on Friday, July 24, 2020. Lee was born on December 12, 1936 in Cameron, TX to the late Cecil William and Georgia Ione (Hendrix) Crowell.

A graduate of Freeport High School in Freeport, TX, Lee married Doyle Dean Malone in Angleton, TX on October 2, 1956 and settled in the Houston area and then Sweeny, TX where they raised three children. Lee is survived by her husband Doyle, her children Diana Dean and her husband Philip Kip Endris, of Montgomery, TX; and Tracy Malone and her husband James Edward Sluetz, of Mansfield, MA. David Lawrence Malone sadly predeceased his Mother in 1980. Lee was the beloved “Nan” to her four grandchildren Meredith, Taylor, Madeline, and Mallory, in addition to her five great grandchildren Jackson, Cole, Morgan, Madison, and William.

A patriot and devoted matriarch to her extended family, Lee was also active in her Bible School group and enjoyed the company of many new and life-long friends. Lee was also involved and instrumental in the development of the Former Texas Rangers Foundation in Kerrville Texas.

A memorial celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, August 8, at Restwood Funeral Home in Clute, TX.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org/donate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Restwood Funeral & Memorial Park, 1038 West Plantation Drive, Clute, TX.


  • A Celebration of Leota's Life

    Saturday, August 8, 2020



Leota Cecile Malone

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Joy Woodard

August 8, 2020

Mrs. Malone,
I am BLESSED that our paths crossed in this life. From the very first time I stepped into your home with David in 1979, I felt welcomed and Loved.
I thank Our Heavenly Father for the time he gave me with David and your precious family.
I love you and I Loved your son with all my heart. A special place, I will always hold for you BOTH.💗💗💗
Love you always,
Joy 🕊

Terry Malone

August 7, 2020

My dear Aunt Lee, you are in so many of my fondest childhood memories. I look back many years and, in my memories, if you weren’t laughing, you had everyone around you laughing. As a young man, I always looked forward to seeing my Uncle, Aunt, and cousins. You were a large part of my happy memories. Those memories will forever be in my heart.

I love you dearly,
Your nephew, Terry Malone

Tammey Sproull young

August 7, 2020

You was a loving cousin and caring you will be missed see you again one sweet day see you at the cross road we had a lot of fun love you dearly .

Sharon Thompson

August 7, 2020

Sweet Diana and all your family.....
Sending love to you as you celebrate your beautiful mother. May you find peace in your memories and laughter in your hearts as you say your earthly goodbye.

Richard Sproull

August 7, 2020

to my cousins.i love you all.my heart is with you!!!!! My Condolences,Richard Sproull

Benjie Blase

August 6, 2020

Diana and Family,

Your mother was such a big part of your lives. I remember the first time I met Leota and what a strong woman she was. My thoughts are with you all. ❤️🙏🏻

Love you,

Michelle Purcell

August 6, 2020

I had the honor of meeting this precious lady when her husband had his heart attack I actually was a caregiver for him. She wanted the absolute best care for him and she wouldn’t settle for anything less.The love that she showed for her family and her husband Was absolutely a treasure to watch. We became instant friends. We often talked about God and his goodness. Over the years of working with both her and Doyle I witness many many times of their giving heart. They gave without hesitation. Willing to help those in need. She was such a blessing to me. I will remember our Many laughs over Friday morning tocos to trying to figure out the next crossword puzzle. She was a remarkable lady. I’m honored that I gotten the chance to know her. May God bless you all. During this time cling to each other and to our lord. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Live in the moment of all the loving memories you have with.

Meredith Payne

August 3, 2020

I have so many memories of all the fun we used to have from our RV travels to exploring around Kerrville. You taught us how to be charitable and the value of hard work.
You truly left a void not having you here. We miss you! Love you!

Maddie Stewart

July 31, 2020

Thank you for being such a strong matriarch in our family. We are so blessed to have so many wonderful memories to look back on. Something very precious to me is the fact that my kids have their own memories with you to look back on and cherish. I wish I could hug you one last time, but I feel comforted knowing you are with our Lord and loved ones in heaven. Love to you always, Maddie

Diana Endris

July 28, 2020

Although your job in earthly form is complete, I know that you are with us in spirit and watching over us like a shepherd. Thank you for teaching us to be responsible, independent, and the valuable lessons of family. Mother, I will never forget your quiet generosity to people and organizations in need. You have left a void that cannot be filled, but I know you are at peace in Heaven with David. I love you, Diana


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